Workers of the future: IT literate

By digitalchampion  | November 20, 2013

The quality of education is undoubtedly a major factor for the competitiveness of all economies in the long term. Since the effect of any meaningful investment in education can not show the benefits for almost a decade, but the negative is short-term, governments are not motivated to make them, with few exceptions. Now the situation [...]

Today I’m visiting students from 8th grade from the “Neofit Bozveli” high school in Sofia, an initiative of “Teach for all”. Their mission is to ensure that every child in Bulgaria has an access to quality education by encouraging and preparing capable and ambitious young people to become motivated teachers and leaders in our education [...]

Oracle Academy Open doors day

By digitalchampion  | November 13, 2013
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On 14th November 2013 in Sofia another step bringing us closer to the future will be made. I will take part in Open doors day at the Oracle Academy in Bulgaria. The Oracle Academy as an educational initiative founded by Oracle, a company that has a strong tradition of working with educational ministries, government institutions [...]

Some thoughts from #ICT2013EU

By digitalchampion  | November 11, 2013
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Definitely one of the best ICT experiences I have had. ICT Conference 2013 Create, Connect, Grow was the Europe’s biggest digital technology event with almost 5 000 people who attended. The event was organized by the European Commission in partnership with the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The aim of the event [...]

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This is how some of the most successful enterpreneurs of Europe see the future of the Continent: A manifesto for entrepreneurship & innovation to power growth in the EU Economic conditions in Europe remain hugely challenging with the European Commission forecasting that euro-zone GDP is set to shrink by 0.4% this year. Yet the growing [...]

Coding everywhere

By digitalchampion  | October 31, 2013
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Have you heard about the Week of computer science and programming, where greats such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple join forces for a broader study of computer science in schools. The American experience comes to Europe. Yesterday I was glad to hear for the initiative of Neelie Kroes, and [...]

From #ConnectedContinent to #ConnectTheWorld

By digitalchampion  | August 26, 2013

I have always advocated for the importance of broadband internet (together with Neelie Kroes for connected continent– at numerous Bulgarian and European events). Yesterday I read about Facebook’s initiative Internet.org – a partnership of technological giants like Samsung, Ericsson and Nokia, which aims to connect the rest of the world (namely the 2/3 that don’t [...]

President Obama Speaks on the New Management Agenda

By digitalchampion  | July 11, 2013

Key points in the presidents address were: Recruiting people from the private sector to work with people from the public sector in creating a more dynamic administrative environment. The appointment of a CTO (a chief technology officer) to help organize and make the US government more efficient. Identify new ways to eliminate and improve old [...]

European survey on mobile and Internet use.

By digitalchampion  | July 10, 2013

The European Commission just released a survey on mobile (phones, tablets, etc.) and Internet use in European households. The survey clearly shows there is an increased need for a high-speed Internet connection and better quality calls. In our age, people explore the web with a freedom that was once stigmatized as expensive. Evidently the technological [...]

Changes in Roaming fees

By digitalchampion  | July 02, 2013

I have some great news to report. As of July 1st 2013 there will be changes in roaming fees within the EU. Finally there will be some progress in this insanity that we call international mobile market. Although we are talking about minor decreases in prices, it is still an important step in achieving the [...]

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